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Desired Heckingbottom target reportedly not at forefront of Leeds’ transfer plans

A number of the locals will be expecting the squad to be strengthened in the summer, yet the Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern may not get one of the main players they want.

The Whites will be desperate to add a number of signings this summer as they look to improve on their abysmal campaign last year, and as such will want to at least be sitting in the play-offs in 12 months’ time.

The club will need to get rid of a lot of the deadwood from Thomas Christiansen’s reign, with manager Paul Heckingbottom keen to make his mark at Elland Road, having joined in February.

However, he could fail to land one of his favoured targets, as the former Barnsley boss is reportedly a keen admirer of Swansea City forward Oliver McBurnie, but it appears that the club aren’t really chasing the 21-year-old this summer, as per The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay on Twitter.

According to Hay, the Elland Road outfit are rather pursuing Abel Hernandez as opposed to reported Heckingbottom target McBurnie, which is news sure to intrigue our resident Leeds fans, with it seeming that the head coach is struggling to get his way with the club’s hierarchy.

Landlord’s Verdict: The news from Hay could suggest that Heckingbottom’s days at Leeds could be numbered given reports that they are looking at other transfer targets, with the manager’s favoured ones seemingly not at the forefront of their transfer plans.

A number of the locals will also feel that because the club can sign the Uruguayan on a free transfer from Hull City, that may appeal more to the club’s hierarchy rather than splashing out on the Swans man, who has generated significant interest from the likes of Rangers.

Leeds fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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